How did you get into photography?
I came to photography quite early on. Throughout my entire childhood I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer. I loved looking at fashion editorials in magazines. When I went off to university I realised that it wasn’t the actual clothing that got me excited, it was the imagery. I decided to pick up a camera and start taking pictures. I was hooked almost immediately. The more I took pictures the more I discovered that my actual passion was not necessarily for fashion, but for artful storytelling through photography.
How would you describe your style?
My style is above all natural. I like to capture the real emotions of the day, the subtleties in relationships, and all those little things most people overlook. I think most people would describe it as a “reportage” style or “editorial” style.
What is the best wedding you've ever shot?
To be honest, I think all the weddings I have shot have been the best. The thing about weddings is that they are such a big emotional day, and always very specific to each couple. My job is to capture all that amazing, unique love and in my opinion, that is what makes every wedding the “best.” For me its not about the themes or colours, its about the story.
What tip would you give to Brides and Grooms when choosing a photographer?
My number one tip, and I can’t stress this enough, is to choose a photographer that you feel is emotionally invested in you (as a couple). Never mind awards, blog posts, flashy websites, or even images that make it look like your wedding was out of magazine pages. If you don’t feel a connection with the person who will be with you and your guests throughout your entire day then they are not the photographer for you. Great images come out of great connections. And remember, your family and friends will be part of your day too. Make sure your photographer is a people person, make sure they can not just make you feel at ease but your guests too.